The oatmeal with sliced banana has a spongy texture. Each warm spoonful spreads across my tongue.
Outside the open back door, a lone bird sings, and then is silent. Breakfast done, I’m ready to leave for work — the first day of the 2012 – 2013 school year.
I almost forget how afraid I feel.
last remnants of
summer passing away …
more by FRANK J. TASSONE
photograph by Elisabet Dominguez